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Not Rated | | Drama, History | 5 January 2011 (Spain)
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As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Costa
... Sebastián
... Daniel / Atuey
... Antón / Colón
... Juan / Montesinos
... Alberto / Las Casas
... María
Milena Soliz ... Belén / Panuca
Leónidas Chiri ... Teresa
Ezequiel Díaz ... Bruno
Pau Cólera ... Actor capitán
... Actor comandante
Antonio Mora ... Actor franciscano
Daniel Currás ... Soldado gallego
Glenda Rodríguez ... Asistente casting
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Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Spain Conquered the New World for Gold 500 Years Later, Water is Gold Not Much Else has Changed...

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€868,070 (Spain), 5 January 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,315, 18 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$558,342, 8 May 2011
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Succeeds on many levels
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In Iciar Bollain's film 'Even the Rain', a Mexican film crew travel to Bolivia to make a film about the historical exploitation of indigenous Americans by European settlers. But they're motivated by the low cost of filming, and, when the locals who play the movie's numerous extras get involved in a political revolt, it's unclear whose side the film-makers are really on. The crew includes an idealistic director, his hard-nosed producer and mentor, and a cynical, boozy leading actor: but the characters are in no way clichés, and the way that they develop is a key part of the real film's success. Gael Garcia Bernal is as usual good as the director, but the whole cast is excellent, the film raises serious questions about the control of common assets, and even the film within a film appears to be something one would pay to see. The sad thing is that the issues explored - a world where even the rain is privatised - are very real in the actual world.


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